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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 118399BR
    Case No: 0277A***
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18ct White Gold
    Calibre: Automatic, Calibre 3155
    Bracelet/Strap: 18ct White Gold Oyster Bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18ct White Gold Deployant Clasp
    Accessories: Complete with full accessories including International Guarantee, booklets and inner and outer boxes.
    Provenance: Property of an Important Private Collector

  • Provenance

    Property of an Important Private Collector

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 118399BR
Rolex has for many years incorporated hard stone dials into their rarest, most glamorous day dates. In addition to their beauty , these materials carry strong spiritual meaning and properties. The current white gold 36mm example features a striking lapis lazuli dial perfectly complementing the diamond hour markers and elegant diamond bezel. Found in unworn, partially stickered condition, the watch is complete with full accessories including International Guarantee, hang tags, bezel protector, booklets and inner and outer boxes.

2019

Price £54,500 Ω